The common element of prefix, suffix, and affix — all ultimately from Latin figere (“to fasten”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɪks/
- (grammar) Forming nouns denoting a morpheme used in word formation joined to a word in the specified way
- (chiefly grammar) Forming verbs denoting fastening or attaching (something) in the specified way
- Used to form new words only in language-related fields.